This is a thread about Federation politics and not about Trek-Lit. I came across a interesting entry at MemoryBeta by hitting 'random page.' Damiano is a Federation Member World. It is the homeworld of the Damiani, a three-sexed species characterized by horns that grow from their temples. Damiano joined the United Federation of Planets in 2341 ... ... Ra'ch B'ullhy, who took office in 2371 [snip] served as both governor and Federation Councillor for several years to follow. (TNG comic: Perchance to Dream) Now the way it's phrased it could be saying that Ra'ch B'ullhy was first the Governor and and then subsequently a Federation Councillor. But it could also be saying that the individual was both at the same time. How would the latter work? The position/title of Governor is the Damiani planetary leader and would be engaged in running the Damiani government, being the Damiano Federation Councillor would likely involve being away from Domiano for protracted periods of time to be on Earth attending to the Federation's governance. Would it be possible to be both? Now Ra'ch B'ullhy as Governor might be only the official Federation Councillor, with another designated individual actually carrying out those duties as Ra'ch B'ullhy proxy. Or something else might be going on, what say you? http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Damiano .